Did you know that in the state of Texas, there is a law that holds adults responsible for their actions when it comes to supervising minors? This is known as negligent supervision(child negligence), and it can be the basis for a civil lawsuit if something goes wrong.
Caring for your child is not a simple chore, but it is a responsibility that’s given to all parents and guardians. Children are considered one of (if not the most) vulnerable in our society. This is why many organizations prioritizes the child safety; one of which is the United Nations. In September 1990, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was put into effect.
The CRC includes each child’s rights and the actions that will help ensure that the child’s protection and care be widely available. These discussions and articles have served as a guideline for our government and organizations to create more clearly defined child protection and services.
If you’re a parent, guardian, or teacher of a minor child, it’s important to understand how this law works and what you can do to bring justice to the concerned child. In this blog post, we’ll explore negligent supervision in more detail and provide some tips on how to avoid becoming involved in a legal case.
What is negligent supervision of a minor child?
According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, neglectful supervision means “placing a child in or failing to remove a child from a situation that a reasonable person would realize requires judgment or actions beyond the child’s level of maturity, physical condition, or mental abilities and that results in bodily injury or substantial risk of immediate harm to the child.”
Based on this definition, should your child have an injury caused by someone’s care negligence, then that person can be held liable. Child injury cases can happen anywhere, but one of the most common is at a daycare center. A negligent daycare center can be sued for personal injury claims.
Injured children would need special medical attention and may cost much money. Some daycare injury cases result to a wrongful death lawsuit. This is why would you should hire a child injury attorney to guide you on filing the case before the statute of limitations of the accident or incident is up.
The one who filed must provide sufficient evidence to show that the property owner and staff did not provide any protection or create any measures to keep children safe.
Can you sue for child negligence?
Yes, you can. A child injury lawyer may even give a free consultation. For example, your child had a drowning accident in a swimming pool that was supposed to be attended to by a lifeguard. Another example would be having an injury from a car accident.
If you or your child has been injured, please don’t hesitate to call us for help. We understand what you are going through and we want to do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at Roxell Richards Law Firm would be happy to provide an initial consultation for FREE and advise you on your legal rights and options. Call us today at the local phone number (713) 974-0388 or toll-free 1-855-GOT-INJURED and let’s find out how we can help.